Clash of the College Bands Tourney – Week 7 (Quarterfinals): University of North Texas One O’ Clock Lab Band vs. the BYU Synthesis Big Band

Congratulations to the week 6 winner, the Whitworth University Jazz Ensemble I, who beat the University Northern Colorado Jazz Lab Band I with a whopping 88% of the vote.

The quarterfinals continue now, and I expect some close matchups. Week 7 begins now, with the quarterfinal match up between the University of North Texas One O’ Clock Lab Band versus the BYU Synthesis Big Band.

To see the bracket, click here.

Each week, two college or university big bands will “face off”. You, as the reader, will listen to a song from each band, and then vote for the one you like the best. After the week is over, one team will move on to the next round, and we will feature two new bands. The last band standing is the Clash of the College Bands winner.

Below are the next two school bands.

Click on the link for each school below. Audio will begin in a new page. After you have listened to each band, vote on the one you like the best.

University of North Texas One O’ Clock Lab Band – Dark Matters

BYU Synthesis Big Band – Begin the Beguine

Clash of the College Bands Tourney – Week 6 (quarterfinals): University of Northern Colorado Jazz Lab Band I vs Whitworth University Jazz Ensemble I

Clash of the College Bands Tourney – Week 5 (quarterfinals): University of Miami Concert Jazz Band vs. University of Northern Iowa Jazz Band I

Clash of the College Bands Tourney – Week 4: Michigan State University Jazz Ensemble I vs. University of North Texas Two O’ Clock Lab Band

Clash of the College Bands Tourney – Week 3: University of North Florida Jazz Ensemble vs. BYU Synthesis Big Band

Clash of the College Bands Tourney – Week 2: Willamette University Jazz Collective vs. University of Northern Colorado Jazz Lab Band 1

Clash of the College Bands Tourney Begins Now! Week 1: University of Miami Concert Jazz Band vs. Princeton University Big Band

Clash of the College Bands

3 comments on “Clash of the College Bands Tourney – Week 7 (Quarterfinals): University of North Texas One O’ Clock Lab Band vs. the BYU Synthesis Big Band

  1. Mike

    There is no doubt that the One O’clock will be the most technically proficient band among all the competitors. So, what it comes down to (for me) is the energy that each band generates. This is more of a function of the director’s influence than the caliber of the musicians. For my money, Ray Smith (at BYU) really outshines Steve Wiest (at North Texas) in getting the band to “jump.” Wiest has the slightly better instrument in the form of the One O’clock to be sure; but, Smith is by far Wiest’s superior when it comes to musicality and leadership (in my opinion).

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